- Project duration: December 1, 2022- January 31, 2025
- Coordinator: TECES (Green Tech Cluster) with the backing of the Slovenian Ministry of Defence
- Project funded by the European Commission under the European Defence Fund (EDF) call for proposals
- 31 partners and subcontractors from 13 EU countries are involved
- The project is supported by more than 9 Ministries of Defence in the European Union.
The “INDY, Energy Independent and Efficient Deployable Military Camps” is an innovative initiative that aims to bolster the green transition and enhance energy efficiency within military infrastructure.
In 2021, the project has been selected by the European Commission for funding under the European Defence Fund.The project is scheduled for 26 months, commencing on December 1, 2022, and concluding on January 31, 2025.
The primary goal of the INDY project is to fortify the energy security and self-sustainability of deployable dual-use military camps. This will be achieved through the adoption of renewable energy sources and emerging and conventional innovative technologies, thereby reducing fossil fuel consumption in camp by 40% by 2030 compared to current levels and ultimately achieving 100% fossil fuel independence by 2050.
The expected outcomes of INDY are as follows:
- Development of a strategic roadmap for the implementation of energy-independent and efficient deployable military camps.
- Proposing a paradigm shift in energy production, conversion, storage, transport, distribution, and utilization.
- Utilizing cutting-edge planning and simulation tools to create new energy technologies, products, and management systems for dual-use military camps, drawing insights from the civilian sector as well.
The project involves collaboration among more than 31 partners and subcontractors from 13 EU countries. Additionally, it enjoys support from over 9 Ministries of Defence within the European Union. Coordination of the INDY project is overseen by the Slovenian partner TECES (Green Tech Cluster) with the backing of the Slovenian Ministry of Defence.